Displaying results 1 - 10 of 19
UNCTAD acknowledges admission of South Sudan as forty-ninth LDC
21 Dec 2012
On 18 December 2012, the General Assembly added South Sudan to the list of Least Developed Countries (LDCs). LDC status was established in 1971, under the auspices of UNCTAD, as a vehicle for international attention to the most structurally disadvantaged countries.
Least Developed Countries Report presented in detail
3 Dec 2012
UNCTAD's Least Developed Countries Report 2012 analyses the impact of remittances sent to the least developed countries (LDCs), and the effect of "brain drain" from LDCs, and looks at the potential benefits that the very wide LDC diaspora may have for home countries.
Trade, poverty reduction, and teamwork in Lesotho
21 Nov 2012
The Minister of Trade and Industry of Lesotho, the Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD, and several other officials described how UN agencies work effectively in one of Africa's least developed countries.
UNCTAD report calls for harnessing the potential of south-south technological collaboration
31 Oct 2012
The Technology and Innovation Report 2012, subtitled Innovation, Technology and South-South Collaboration, was launched today.
UNCTAD supports WAEMU member States’ reform of regional competition framework
22 Oct 2012
As part of a project on reforming the regional competition framework, the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) Commission and UNCTAD’s Competition and Consumer Policies Branch have recently jointly supported national consultation seminars, in Burkina Faso on 5 October and in Senegal on 9 October.
UNCTAD S-G highlights Asia-Pacific dynamism and UNCTAD's work with the region's LDCs
5 Oct 2012
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the twenty-sixth conference of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), in Kathmandu, Nepal, which was inaugurated this last Wednesday by the President of Nepal, Mr. Ram Baram Yadav, UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi outlined specific examples of UNCTAD assistance to least developed countries in the region and urged business leaders to uplift the economic status of underdeveloped countries like Nepal.
Helping least developed countries to ''graduate''
21 Sep 2012
Improving the world's 48 poorest nations' productive capacities, thus enabling them to link effectively into the global economy, is vital for helping them to transcend the "LDC" category, experts told the Trade and Development Board.
Nicaragua volunteers for peer review of its competition law and policy
15 Aug 2012
Dr. Luis Humberto Guzmán, President of the Nicaragua National Institute for the Promotion of Competition (Procompetencia) has requested UNCTAD to undertake a peer review of Nicaragua's competition policy and law number 601 of 2008.
Pakistan volunteers for peer review of competition regime
10 Aug 2012
October 2012 marks the fifth anniversary of the promulgation of Pakistan’s Competition Law. The Chairperson of the Competition Commission of Pakistan, Ms. Rahat Kaunain Hassan, has requested UNCTAD to undertake a peer review of Pakistan's competition law and policy.